I wrote a post earlier today that I later took down. I did this for two reasons:
1) I rushed when I wrote it.
2) It was what I like to call “a filler post,” something I slap up because I’m too busy (or lazy) to write anything of substance.
In short, it needed more work. Thank you to those who commented, I will republish it later when I can devote more time to it.
I’m not sure why I thought writing a book in February would be no big deal. So far, forcing myself to read and write every day has made me a bit grumpy.
Here are a few things I’d rather do than sit down and write:
1) Empty the dishwasher.
2) Dust the window sills.
3) Put a fork through my eye.
For the record, Pinterest has now become the replacement time waster that used to be Facebook. This morning I wasted hours looking at novelty baby toys and short hair cuts for August. I need to get a grip.
I will leave you with a few words by those who came before me, some of my favorite quotes on writing.
As a precautionary measure, I will not be posting as much this month because you deserve so much more than filler posts. That is something I know for sure.
I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within.
I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. -Oscar Wilde
People are certainly impressed by the aura of creative power which a writer may wear, but can easily demolish it with a few well-chosen questions. Bob Shaw has observed that the deadliest questions usually come as a pair: “Have you published anything?” – loosely translated as: I’ve never heard of you – and “What name do you write under?” – loosely translatable as: I’ve definitely never heard of you. -Brian Stableford
Loafing is the most productive part of a writer’s life. -James Norman Hall
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